09/27/11 234 W - + 3 - 4 Morning News - September 27, 2011
Good morning Raleigh. Some belated news items below, including the last week's passing of a Sandy Bottom fire captain, whose death occurred within hours of responding to calls.
- Apex to Replacing Aging Fire Truck - Southwest Wake News story from Saturday, about an emergency replacement of Engine 3, a 2000 E-One Cyclone pumper. That's their white pumper. It's replacement will be a 2011 E-One eMax, and it's purchase will help replace two other vehicles in their fleet, including Rescue 1, a 1992 International/Hackney rescue. Read more about the AFD fleet on their web site.
- Three Weeks After Hurricane Irene... - Independent Weekly story from last week, about life on the lower Outer Banks since the historic storm. (Some places flooded that were spared in the legendary storm of 1944.) The Avon Fire Department is mentioned, in the context of their fire station now serving as a community gathering spot and commissary.
- Sandy Bottom Firefighter Dies - Firehouse.com reports that Capt. George W. Fisher III, 56, of the Sandy Bottom Fire Department in Lenoir County died of a cardiac arrest while off-duty on September 22. He had responded to two calls within hours of his death, they note from a report from the State Fire Marshal's office. Capt. Fisher was buried Monday in Kinston. (Google doesn't find any local news stories of Capt. Fisher's passing, but maybe one will surface.)
The new engine for Apex will be placed in service as Engine 1 and will be equipped essentially as a squad with both engine and rescue equipment. The white engine, which was E1, was removed from front line service after the pump wouldn’t go in gear at a fire last month. We have been operating the 2002 HME reserve since then as E1. We are lookig forward to a new truck!
Bob P. - 09/27/11 - 16:58
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Bob P. - 09/27/11 - 16:59